AAPI Summer Film Club: The Farewell

Tuesday, August 6 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Kalmanovitz Hall — 311 - Presentation Classroom

The Farewell

The AAPI Center is hosting a Staff/Faculty AAPI Film Club to explore contemporary issues and cultural traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, both at USF and globally. These events are open to all USF faculty and staff. We invite all to connect with colleagues and share awareness of our new initiative with your students and campus partners. This event is co-presented by Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Farewell (2019, 100 minutes) stars Awkwafina as a Chinese American woman who returns to China as she navigates cultural clashes and her family’s decision to keep her grandmother’s diagnosis of terminal illness a secret. Directed by Lulu Wang, the film presents collectivist values of the family—specifically, how deception is a common practice as they intend to bear the emotional burden together, and comes in conflict with Western, more individualistic values.

For questions or accommodations, email aapicenter@usfca.edu.